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Fastest Qualifier Wicked Cowgirl Smart Returns For Victory In AQRA President's Open Spring Derby

Wicked Cowgirl Smart, ridden by Luis Valenzuela, goes wire-to-wire for the win in the $65,100 AQRA President's Open Spring Derby at Turf Paradise on Monday.

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PHOENIX, AZ– MARCH 25, 2024–Fastest qualifier from the trials Wicked Cowgirl Smart returns to the winner's circle Monday afternoon for the $65,100 AQRA President's Open Spring Derby at Turf Paradise.

Piloted by Luis Valenzuela, Wicked Cowgirl Smart kept the lead from wire-to-wire winning by 1 1/2-lengths in :17.554 seconds, clocking a 96 speed index. The post-time favorite's victory paid $3.60 to win on 4/5 odds.

Wicked Cowgirl Smart remains undefeated for the 2024 season after her second win with the $33,450 earnings from the purse increasing her bankroll to $66,737. The three-year-old filly has lit the board five of seven starts win four career victories, including the Fred Scanes Stakes at Los Alamitos last year.

J Lazy Six Racing bred and owns Wicked Cowgirl Smart in Arizona out of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Df I Aint Jo Wagon. The daughter of Flying Cowboy 123 is trained by Leonel Gonzalez


For additional information on breeding, contact Royal Vista Ranch Farm Manager—Laura Erickson—at (405) 449-7575.

Story and images courtesy of Stallion E Search.


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